Eleventh Grade Parent Night
Counselors are here to help studentsAppointments are available daily. Facilitate student/parent/teacher conferencesProvide progress reports for parents upon requestContinually update students status towards meeting graduation requirements
Continued..Counseling Office Bulletin (COB) monthly publication listing scholarships, testing and college admissions information, etc. also available on WHS website.Counseling Office Resource Bulletindistributed to all Juniors in their US History classes in the Spring.Assist with the college application process
West High Tutorial CenterTuesday - ThursdayLunch (Room 5106)After school 3-4pm (Library)Peer tutoring, freeStop by Room 5106 to make an appointment 24 hours in advance
Career ResourcesEl CaminoCareer CenterASVAB Nov. 16th SCROC Summer InternshipsVolunteer Work
533-4299 ext. 7610
Contact InformationTiffany Sapienza
533-4299 ext. 7609
Contact InformationSara Ackelson
533-4299 ext. 7611
Contact InformationTania Barricklow
533-4299 ext. 7612
Contact InformationPhilip Drasner
Student Support Counselor
533-4299 ext. 7702
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
COLLEGE ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
High School Graduation Successful completion of 220 credits in the specified coursework.
Six or more semesters of composite satisfactory or excellent citizenship.
Pass California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)
High School Graduation RequirementsCollege Entrance Requirements
History and Social StudiesHigh School 3 years (World History, U. S. History, Government and Economics)UC 2 years (1 year U. S. History or 1 semester U. S. History and 1 semester Gov. and 1 year Social Studies) CSU 2 years (1 year U. S. History or 1 semester U. S. History and 1 semester Gov. and 1 year World History)
High School Graduation RequirementsCollege Entrance RequirementsEnglishHigh School 4 yearsUC 4 yearsCSU 4 years
High School Graduation RequirementsCollege Entrance RequirementsMathematicsHigh School 2 years (Minimum requirement Algebra 1) UC 3 years, 4 recommended (Minimum requirement Algebra 2)CSU 3 years (Minimum requirement Algebra 2)
High School Graduation RequirementsCollege Entrance RequirementsScienceHigh School 2 years (1 year Physical, 1 year Biological)UC/CSU 2 years Lab Science required, 3 years recommended (1 year Physical, 1 year Biological)
High School Graduation RequirementsCollege Entrance RequirementsForeign Language and Visual/Performing ArtsHigh School 1 year of Foreign Language or 1 year of VPAUC 2 years, 3 recommended of Foreign Language and 1 year of VPACSU - 2 years, 3 recommended of Foreign Language and 1 year of VPA
High School Graduation RequirementsCollege Entrance RequirementsAdvanced Studies or Additional RequirementsHigh School 2 years of Physical Education and 1 semester of HealthUC 1 year of College Prep Electives CSU - 1 year of College Prep Electives
Admissions Tests RequiredUC...
SAT Reasoning or ACT SAT Subject Testsin two different subject areas: history/social science, English literature, math (Level 2c), science or foreign language CSU
SAT Reasoning or ACT
NO SAT Subject Tests required
Summer OpportunitiesSCROC10 elective credits TUSD no feesstudents who have failed a coursestudents needing to pass CAHSEEMARYMOUNTstudents who want to advancetuition-based
El Camino College Summer SchoolEnrichment courses
Explore areas of interest
Get a feel for the college environment
TAKE A SUMMER TRIPVisit prospective college campuses Visit classes in session, talk to students, coaches, and/or faculty members, take a guided tour, arrange to have an interview with an admissions officer if recommended.
What Financial Help is Available?GRANTSdont need to repay, State/Federal moneyLOANSrepay in futureSCHOLARSHIPSgifts with no obligations to repayWORK STUDY work while attending school
How do I get the money?
File Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) between January 1 and March 2 of Senior year.File Cal Grant GPA Verification Form by March 2 of Senior year.For Private Colleges, you must also submit the CSS Profile beginning October 1 of Senior year.
College Financial Planning NightHosted by Torrance High School
Date: January 9, 2008
Online (www.fastweb.com, etc.)Counseling Office Bulletin (COB)BooksAsk your employerwww.whs.tusd.org (Counselors Corner)
TUSD Local ScholarshipsRange $200-$2500Apply during November2 letters of recommendationAll students are eligible and should apply.
SELECTING A COLLEGEMs. Ackelson
Qualities to consider when deciding which colleges to apply to.
SizeAcademic offeringsCoed or single sexReligious/ethnic orientationAcademic environmentActivities available
More qualities to consider when deciding which colleges to apply to.
Big name or best fit school?Cost/availability of financial aidAdmission difficultyLocationMisc. considerations (i.e., campus safety, special facilities, housing, etc.)
ResourcesPeople sources of information
1. Counselors2. College representatives3. Alumni4. Currently enrolled students5. Parents6. Friends7. Educational consultants
ResourcesPaper and internet sources
1. Objective guidebooks2. Subjective guidebooks3. Printed materials for colleges4. College websites5. General internet resources
1. College fairsTUSD Fair @ West High School in February from 11am-2pm2. College events (Open houses, receptions)3. Campus tours
COLLEGE NIGHTSelect 3 Sessions:University of CaliforniaGymCalifornia State University PavilionCommunity CollegeLibraryPrivate CollegeCaf 4Financial Aid WorkshopCaf 5Testing Information Lecture HallEssay Writing Scarlata TheatreNCAACareer Center